Suzanna

Suzanna

Suzanna Ackroyd is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying Physics and Chinese Language. She was a 2015 MRSEC REU Fellow working in the Brujic lab, studying active matter, specifically the diffusiophoretic motion of diethyl phthalate droplets in surfactant. The droplets were made using a microfluidic technique adopted and modified in the Brujic lab, and she used particle tracking and other computational methods for her analysis. She enjoyed her first research experience at NYU immensely. This fall she will begin working in the Kosik Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Lab at the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB. She is also a Resident Assistant for undergraduates living off-campus.

In her free time, Suzanna enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, visiting museums, eating food from all over the world, and is passionate about science and technology, education, and the environment. She is planning to pursue a PhD in biophysics or nueroscience as a post-graduate.